Susan Spicka

Executive Director

Susan has been an active volunteer in her children’s public schools in Shippensburg since her oldest daughter entered kindergarten in 2007. She became involved in public education advocacy in 2011 when she joined members from her community for mock bake sale in Harrisburg to protest Governor Corbett’s proposed cuts to education funding. Parents said they would need to sell 2.4 billion cookies in order to make up for the proposed $1.2 billion in state funding cuts.

Prior to moving to Shippensburg in 2002, Susan taught English in a high school with a high number of economically disadvantaged students in Columbus, Ohio. During this time, she witnessed first-hand both the incredible power of public education to change the lives of students and the challenges facing our public schools. Her teaching experience solidified her belief that all children, no matter where they live, deserve to have an equal opportunity to receive a great public education.

Susan completed the Education Policy and Leadership Fellowship Program in 2016 and was the 2020 recipient of the American Association of University Women’s Gateway to Equity Award, which honors an individual, group or organization that has shown by action and philosophy the promotion of the AAUW mission to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.   She holds a B.A. in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M. A. in Ancient Greek and a M.Ed. in English education from The Ohio State University.

Sandra Miller

Advocacy Coordinator

Sandra Miller is the advocacy coordinator for Education Voters of PA who will be focusing on developing parent advocates for equitable and adequate education funding in Northeast Pennsylvania. Sandra is the former Northeast Coordinator of Advocacy for PA Schools Work and a Circuit Rider for the Campaign for Fair Education Funding,

Starting when her children were in kindergarten, Sandra’s efforts stem from her beliefs that parents and community members need to promote sustainable resources for the success of our community schools.  As a founding member for a parent advocacy group in New Jersey to her work as volunteer for Good Schools PA, she has committed herself to various volunteer positions. Since 2006, she has been a School Director of the Saucon Valley School Board and is active in the Pennsylvania School Board Association advocacy efforts.

Sandra has her BS from Penn State focusing on policy analysis and completed her Masters in Public Administration from Penn State in 1984.  She worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for several years in policy and program development positions in the Governor’s office and the Department of Welfare. Upon her return to Pennsylvania in 1999, she initiated her education advocacy efforts in the Lehigh Valley.  She resides in Bethlehem with her husband and two sons.

Lucas Wolk

Manager of Community Outreach and Engagement

Lucas Wolk has been actively involved in education since 2012. After teaching private music lessons for ten years, Lucas went back to school to pursue a degree in education after the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the need for educators in the area. While attending Moravian University, he undertook a significant year-long research project, analyzing systemic injustices prevalent in Pennsylvania’s school districts, focusing on the inequities within highly segregated and economically challenged areas.

Lucas has his AA in Secondary Education from Northampton Community College and will complete his BA in Historical Studies from Moravian University in May 2024. Throughout his time in school, he has met with legislators multiple times to discuss the positive impacts of having affordable secondary education opportunities and has been actively involved in campus-wide mental health initiatives. Lucas stands as a steadfast advocate, championing equitable educational opportunities for students across the Commonwealth.

Terri Hoover

Central PA Project Coordinator

Terri is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English literature and minor in women’s and gender studies. She went on to complete her Master’s degree at Shippensburg University in college counseling and academic affairs. Before joining Education Voters, she served ten years in the US Navy and raised her children in the Shippensburg School District. She is an avid reader of everything and anything and enjoys the outdoors. She loves FaceTiming her grandson and hearing about his new adventures. Presently she is an Academic Specialist and Writing Consultant with Penn State Mont Alto.


Becky Wolfinger

Central PA Outreach Coordinator

Becky is a wife and mom of four in the Shippensburg, PA community. She runs a small business from home, which allows her to prioritize her own students’ educational experiences. This also allows Becky to serve others through her love of community service and volunteering. She spends countless hours each week in the schools of Shippensburg reading to our youngest learners and supporting teachers.

Becky first came on the scene to shine a spotlight, as a mom, on behalf of students in the community during COVID. She became an advocate for her students and a voice for other parents who were witnessing first-hand the decline of mental health. She recently served on the school board in her school district. As a school board director, she was known to be very effective in bringing forward fresh ideas, researching solutions with real data, providing a layer of much needed transparency, and her decisions were always focused on a student first approach. Becky is very passionate about the performing arts programs and serves as the President of the SASHS Band Boosters in her spare time.